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it's x:00 a-m on thursday, february 18th elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday
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lighter wind. sunday a us back in the 50s, and back into the 40s week. we are looking dry through the weekend and even week. sabrina: let's get into the sabrina: let's get into the top five this morning.... sabrina: a big day for iowa wrestling, as today starts traditional matches in the state tournament going on in the wells fargo arena. this is the 96th year for the event, which draws hundreds of athletes, coaches, parents, and fans to downtown des moines. expect lots more traffic both on the roads and sidewalks....visit ors should also be aware that sections of the skywalk are closed due to construction of
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center hotel. elias: in the number two spot this morning... elias: athletes, athletic directors, and parents aren't just talking about the action on the mat... a proposed senate bill is also getting attention during the wrestling tournament. the legislation would call for an athletic trainer be present at every varsity home team's game involving collision sports. one part of the bill that has some school leaders concern, no funding to help support the requirement. sabrina: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... sabrina: as congress and the president debate over filling the vacancy left by supreme court justice antonin scalia...a republican voice has come out on the side of president obama... retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor says he should name scalia's replacement. o'connor, the first female appointed to the court, was the nominee of president ronald reagan. elias: number four... elias: west des moines police have made an arrest in a hit and run case from august of last year...
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old daulton holly from tennessee was discovered on raccoon river drive. 37 year-old ronald hauser from van meter turned himself in to police...and faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and o-w-i. sabrina: and finally in the top five... sabrina: during the last day of his trip to mexico, pope francis held mass in the border city of juarez. the pointiff began by praying and giving blessing at the american border, where a group of migrants living in the u-s had gathered to be part of the event. pope francis called the forced migration of immigrants a humanitarian crisis. elias: new this morning, some residents in denison are outraged over offensive images allegedly created by the town's top cop. elias: an investigation by the mayor's office found racist and pornographic pictures from police chief john emswiler were transmitted to a shared city computer drive. the denison city attorney confirmed the lewd images
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private computer, but wasn't aware how they ended up on technology that was seen by co- workers. angry residents took to the streets wednesday to protest the police chief's actions. " --sot--(ray ohl/fmr. denison police officer): "public opinion. what he's got on his computer is not right and i think any reasonable person would agree. basically trying to get it out there saying he this is what's going on here this is the reason the things are they way they are and it needs to change."" elias: the mayor has reportedly taken disciplinary action against the police chief. sabrina: authorities release new details about some new year's day burglaries. sabrina: the hamilton and webster county sheriff's offices have been involved in a joint investigation.,... the case involves the burglary of january first burglary of rungo's bar in stratford... and the burglary stratford... and the burglary of the iron saddle saloon in dayton on that same day. investigators released images from the crime, hoping to identify the suspect... both sheriff's offices received numerous tips in the case, and have now named matthew lee moore of west des moines as the suspect.
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third degree burglary has been issued for moore, who is believed to be living in the metro area. anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement or the hamilton county crime stoppers. elias: we're back with meterologist elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: sam: weather adlib: we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it
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wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able to hit 60 again in the afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and we're going to slip back into the 40s through most of next week. we are looking dry through the weekend and even through most of next week. elias: the battle continues in south carolina.... as several of
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candidates....too k part in south carolina townhalls last night. sabrina: with the primary just days away...and new polling numbers...the presidential hopefulls keep swinging and punching at one another. abc's ray raimundi....has the latest from the campaign trail "script: the clash of the republican candidates....now going into overdrive. the battle ground: south carolina -- where four of the six republican candidates -- participated in town hall forums across two cable networks sot-trump i do attack people when i'm attacked republican front- runner donald trump....all alone on m-s-n-b-c ... where he attacked his fellow counterparts...and defended his fiery temperment sot-trump "in a year from now, people will respect what i did over on c-n- n...senators ted cruz and marco rubio....along with dr. ben carson....all got their chance to address questions from south carolina voters. cruz...whipping out the hammer on
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a cease and desist letter. sot-sen cruz cooper: what did you think when you actually got the letter? cruz :i'll confess, i laughed out loud. rubio...with a more personal message... nats: cheering from nikki haley endorsing marco rubio rally ...smiling from ear-to- ear on govenor nikki haley's endorsement sot-sen rubio in my campaign for president i got the endorsement of a candidate of indian descent and tomorrow we'll be campaigning along an african- american member. that says a lot about south carolina on the democratic side? hillary clinton and bernie sanders are battling it out in nevada.. ahead of that state's caucuses this weekend. new polls show the race in nevada at a virtual dead heat. ray tag: and with the race so tight in nevada -- the democratic party is providing an unopened deck of cards at all 250 precinct locations. if there is a tie...a single card...a vegas style game of chance can break the tie. the race -- possibly coming down to a high card draw. ray raimundi, abc
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elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but more good sabrina: while we may be cold....those warming temps may mean a bumpy ride to work.. elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...49- hundred block of northwest beaver drive and a second at the ...eight- hundred block of northeast 50th avenue. so take care on the roads today... sabrina let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias: well...when life gives you a winter storm - make an igloo.. some new york winter storm - make an igloo.. some new york students decided to build one...even staying in it overnight. the igloo is an impressive 10- feet high and 12-
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they made sure to include a hole at the top to vent out excess body heat - and keep the structure from melting too early. sabrina: elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able
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afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and we're going to slip back into the 40s through most of next week. we are looking dry through the weekend and even through most of next week. sabrina: sabrina: with the snow almost
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warmer temperatures going into the weekend.. it's quite likely you may see some more potholes popping up around the metro. elias: and a new survey from triple-a shows that potholes caused a whopping fifteen-billion dollars in damage to vehicles ovewr the past five years... another survey from state farm shows that repairs on damaged cars can run from three-to seven hundred dollars on average. sabrina: so what can you do to try and prevent it from happening from your car? well first, take roads you know well...the familiarity will help you avoid potholes also, make sure to travel well- lit roads at night....so you can see the surface. slow down, and give yourself a chance to react. and if you hit one, make sure to inspect your car for damage....ignorin g changes to how the car drives could let it get worse. elias: and if you see
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commute, be sure to let local five know.. we'll be keeping an eye on the roadways with our pothole patrol...and making sure cities know which streets need some attention. which streets need some attention. sabrina well time for a short break here on good morning iowa... when we come back.....an australian town gets invaded causing a "hairy panic" down under
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weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able to hit 60 again in the afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and we're going to slip back into the 40s through most of next
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dry through the weekend and even through most of next week. sam
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sabrina: in take a look at this today....tumblew eeds take-over a town down under... sabrina: amazing video of an australian town that has been swamped by tumbleweeds... truckloads of the stuff fill streets and yards. it's summertime down under, and dry conditions have led to a bumper crop of tumbleweed.
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fluffy weeds have piled as high as the roof tops. the strain of tumbleweed that is causing the trouble is named "hairy panic." all: (reax) elias: well time now for another short break... but when we come back... a new branding decision for whole foods could add ink to your next grocery run ...but first here's what happened last night on jimmy kimmel live. jimmy kimmel live. " "
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morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: on your money now elias: we begin with a recall of nearly three million toyota s-u-vs worldwide...due to problems with seat belts. the company said a flaw could cause some rear seat belts to fail. the affected
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toyota rav-4, toyota rav-4 e-v, and toyota vanguard. most were built between 2005 and 20-14. toyota dealers will fix the problem at no cost to the consumer. elias: america's national parks very popular vacation destinations. show more people visited national park sites in 2015 than parks across the country hosted a record breaking 3- hundred-7- million visits. the most popular spot was the great smoky mountains, with more than 10-million visits. in august, the national park services will celebrate its centennial anniversary. elias: and finally...whole foods new brand may add tattoo parlors to its newest grocery stores. the company plans to open its first "365" stores later this year. the new brand of grocery stores will focus on millennials -- and include other shops to break up the grocery
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those stores could include anything from record shops to tattoo parlors. elias: that's a look at your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first...a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this.
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moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " "whistle slap " sabrina:
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is underway at the well. and a hot topic at the state house is also resonating on the mats during this year's tournament sabrina thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with
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mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able to hit 60 again in the afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and we're going to slip back into the 40s through most of next week. we are looking dry through the weekend and even through most of next week. sabrina: the state wrestling tournament has competitors grappling for victory....but a bill at the statehouse is also on the minds of coaches, athletic directors, and parents... elias: if passed, every school district would be required to pay an athletic trainer to be at certain varsity sports events. local 5's claire powell met with school leaders wednesday to see what they
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"its the biggest week for iowa wrestling but on alot of minds- athletes, athletic directors and parents, is actually safety and what a new iowa bill could mean for their sport and schools" to make it to state wrestlers take a beating. "we do know there are dangers that come with each sport" some have taken so much, they're out. grant boehmer, is one of three lake mills bulldogs, who is benched because of concussions "i got two in football one after in a week, then antoher one two weeks ago in wrestling in an effort to curb these serious injuries, a proposed bill passing through the senate says every home team should require an athletic trainer at every varsity collision sport. football, soccer. and wrestling. but can schools handle that? a lot say no. "you knwo as ad's we love the idea, we'd also love the support to get that done and get invovled in the conversations on how we can provide that" jim boehmer - grant's dad and lake mill's athletic director- says
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how to provide a trainer for everyone- especially rural schools. why just varsity sports? and on why no funding? "will it cost our school 5,000? thats not something we can eat" others says its a step in the right direction but not the perfect solution. "i know stress on schools is heavy, legisalators have to take into consideration someway to fund it" lake mills says the schools who have trainers already should consider themselves lucky, because the ones that don't could be facing a tough future. "i dotn think we can prevent everything but itlltake funding to supply people, number of doctors and trainers availabe have to haev them, gotta be able to pay them. to put that on the district thats difficult to fund themselves the way it is right now, thats going to be difficult" "the bill passed senate subcommitee monday, moves on to the senate education committee to see if it gets through funnel week. from wells fargo
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local 5 news we are iowa" elias: and we want to know what you think? if this legislation passes, who should pay for all those trainers? each school or the state? let us know, we may use your let us know, we may use your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on twitter and facebook.... send us an email or give us a call . we'd love to hear what you think! the contact information is on your screen. sabrina: iowa wrestling takes center stage at the wells fargo arena today, as traditional matches begin in the state tournament. event, which of athletes, parents, and fans to downtown des expect lots more traffic both on the roads and sidewalks....visit ors should also be aware that sections of the skywalk are closed due to construction of the convention center hotel. elias: meanwhile, a man now faces charges in a hit
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elias: west des moines police have now made an arrest in a hit and run that happened on raccoon river drive last august... last year, the body of 21-year- old daulton holly from tennessee was found along the road. since then, police had been looking for the car involved, even offering a thousand dollar reward. 37 year-old ronald hauser from van meter turned himself in to police he's charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in scene of an accident resulting in death and o-w- i...and is out on bond. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam:
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week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able to hit 60 again in the afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and we're going to slip back into the 40s through most of next
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weekend and even through most of next week. sabrina: a fight seems to be brewing we look at national headlinges this morning. sabrina: software to iphone used by one of the san bernardino attackers. the bureau has get into sayed farook's iphone. after 10 unsuccessful attempts, the phone would automatically erase key data and make the phone permanently inaccessible. but apple says creating the hack, which doesn't exist now, would endanger the data security of all its customers. "josh earnest:they are not asking apple to redesign its product or to create a new backdoor to one of their products. they're simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device." sabrina: a federal judge has ordered the company to create the hack... apple ceo tim cook says his company will fight the order,
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overreach. sabrina: day of his trip to francis held mass in the border city of juarez. the pointiff and giving blessing at the american border, where a group of migrants living in the u-s had gathered to be part of the event. called the of immigrants a crisis. elias: new this go unveils a new johnston... elias: store chain will open the doors to its first marketplace store this morning... the newly rebuilt location on northwest 86th street in johnston will feature new offerings including a grwoler station for fresh beer, complimentary wi-fi, and even patio space. kum & go also expanded its food preparation and offering with a "go fresh market". the company plans to offer lots of special today to
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sabrina at ((time check)) we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... elias: coming up...a republican voice has joined the call to have president obama name a supreme court nominee... sabrina: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... the first at the 12-hundred block of thomas beck facing west bound a second at the three-thousand block of evergreen - east bound and the third at the 35-hundred block of urbandale - west bound. so use caution while driving.. elias: while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a
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wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able to hit 60 again in the afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and we're going to slip back into the 40s through most of next week. we are looking dry through the weekend and even through most of next week. elias: the white house is laying the ground work to fill the supreme court vacancy after the death
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sabrina: president obama is pushing republicans to move forward with the confirmation process once he names a nominee. but as pamela brown reports - that's unlikely to happen without a very partisan fight. " " --reporter pkg-as follows-- back at the white time since justice antonin scalia's death... president obama is meeting with his legal team to decide who will replace the conservative giant. (josh earnest, white house press secretary) "we've been in touch with -- with both parties on this question. and i would anticipate that there will be more conversations in the on the heels of president obama demanding the senate democrat on the judiciary committee is blasting republicans who are threatening to block any nominee. (sen. chuck schumer, (d) new york) "the level seen since saturday is mind-boggling. the grassroots voices are going to be the key in getting senator mcconnell back off and let the senate do its job." some senate
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saying it's too soon to make any decisions. senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley suggests he may be open to hearings. senator tom tillis warning fellow republicans not to look like obstructionists (steve vladeck, legal analyst) "the interesting question is whether the american people will react the way president obama is expecting them to. is there a political backlash if the republicans even refuse to even provide ordinary confirmation process to a candidate to who's qualifications are unquestioned?" as the high court prepares to be back on the bench on monday with scalia's chair draped in black, court watchers say any announcement on a replacement will likely wait until after the justice is laid to rest this weekend. (steve vladeck, legal analyst) "as soon as the white house believes that the morning period has ended, that it won't look uncouth to proceed with this process i think they're going to move as quickly as they can." --tag-- elias: president obama will pay his respects at the supreme court friday when justice scalia will lie in repose
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a republican voice has come out on the side of president obama...in what is shaping to be a tense nomination process.. retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor says he should name scalia's replacement. o'connor, the first female appointed to the court, was the nominee of president ronald reagan. sabrina we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's reena ninan and kendis gibsoso with america's money. america's money fed interest rates - good news for interest rates - not being raised just ye good morning. topping "america's money" -- the outlook on interest rates. >> it's good news for anyone with a credit card or auto loan. the federal reserve appears unlikely to raise rates at its meeting next month. >> the fed seems concerned about the wild swings in the stock market and china's troubles could mean for the u.s. economy.
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underseat storage. >> it looks like it could severely cut down on leg room on the passenger behind you. and pay for baby-sitters is going up. >> the national average for watching one child is now $15.71 an hour, that's up 5% from last year. for two, it's $18 an hour. and nearly 20% of sitters get tips on top of their regular pay. >> they deserve it. it's not easy work. >> no. and that's "america's money." >> have a great day. i think when people hear about memory care they're scared, they think that it's sad. i think it's important for everyone to know that there is so much more to memory support than the stigmas you hearabout. that these residents still have lives and their lives still matter and that they are still living their lives.
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meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay incredibly mild with our lows falling into the mid 40s and a stronger westerly wind. friday we're going to see mostly sunny skies and we're headed for an incredible day with highs climbing into the mid 60s accompanied by a strong wind. we look pretty sunny and still very nice on saturday so we should be able to hit 60 again in the afternoon with a lighter wind. sunday a delayed front will put us back in the 50s, and
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through most of next week. we are looking dry through the weekend and even through most of next week. sam toss back.
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trending now...a good day for a glass of vino after work... sabrina: after all ...it's national drink wine day! wine consumption does have some health benefits -- moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke and some cancers. wine can also reduce "bad" cholesterol -- or l-d-l -- and increase "good" h-d-l cholesterol. so any wine h-d-l cholesterol. so any wine preferences here on the couch?
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elias: time for another short break here on good
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a quick look outside as you get ready to start your day....when we return, a look at the top stories in our morning refresh. sabrina: : do you have a story for us...or a comment you want to share? well be sure to contact us. you can email us or call our newsroom... we're also on facebook.... "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." sabrina: welcome back
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first hour, let's take a quick look at the top stories... elias: we recap your headlines...in the morning refresh... elias: get ready to share the roads and sidewalks with all of iowa....as plenty of visitors head downtown for state wrestling. sabrina: but the action on the mat is also a concern at the statehouse, which has a new bill that could affect all school districts sabrina time now for another short break... but when we come back... an iowa police chief faces backlash over some alleged lewd images on city computers. elias: plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this. " nexstar copyright" "you're watching good
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are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: iowa! i'm elias johnson... and i'm sabrina ahmed. it's x:00 a-m on thursday, february 18th elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most forecast with accurate forecast with sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: sam: weather adlib: we've been waiting all week for our big warm up and we've finally made it, get ready for 50s and beyond through the weekend! today we're going to remain fairly overcast, so our highs are going to peak in the mid 50s, which is still great. it will be very windy today with a southeast wind blowing through at 15 to 25 mph. overnight it will stay

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